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Unformatted text preview: ten due to the different activation energies for the individual steps. The order of an elementary reaction can be determined as follows; Consider the following elementary reactions: A - > products Only one molecule is involved (unimolecular). Rate law: rate = k[A] (first- order) A + B - > products Two molecules are involved (bimolecular) Rate law: rate = k[A][B] (second- order) 2 A - > products Two molecules are involved (bimolecular) Rate law: rate = k[A]^2 (second- order) If three molecules are involved, the process is called termolecular - but this is extremely rare. ******MOST IMPORTANT - The rate- determining step will dictate the rate law of the overall reaction. Just remove all the intermediates! "Equilibrium" in step 1 implies that the rates in the forward and backward direction are identical, so: Chapter 6.1 Intr...
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